I love Categories and use it to organize my apps on my iPhone but it takes forever to load a folder, especially when it contains a lot of apps. Two recent application upgrades have really helped with this problem. 

Backgrounder allows you to run processes in the background and the new version of Categories(2.2) takes advantage of this new functionality. By using the Background feature, you can set up folder by folder background loading. This makes it lightning fast to open  folders. In normal iPhone mode, open the folder you want to speed up. Press and hold the menu button until you see the message, “Backgrounding Enabled”. It will exit the folder but opening it again will be really fast. Press and hold the menu button again while the folder is opened to turn it off.

  • tomass

    hey thanks for this tip. I cannot believe the speed savings. I’m using it on prefs, bossprefs and camera and they all load significantly faster.

  • James

    there is a separate backgrounder application. what is the difference between the one that comes with categories? Also, which one should i install or if i already have the separate backgrounder application installed, should i uninstall it first then install the categories application?